Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Stays Dominant With Tuesday Night’s Big Twist

“NCIS” again gobbles up primetime’s most eyeballs

Last Updated: October 18, 2017 @ 3:26 PM

“This Is Us” just keeps hitting its fans right in the heart, which is a good thing for TV ratings. It may be bad for the health of loyal viewers, however.

The hit NBC drama was Tuesday’s top show in the key 18-49 demographic again, maintaining 100 percent of last week’s Nielsen number. “NCIS” was primetime’s most-watched series once more, handing CBS another total-viewer victory.

Read more about the bombshell “This Is Us” dropped last night here — you know, if you don’t mind spoilers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.0 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 8.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.1/8 and 9.8 million viewers. At 9, “This Is Us” scored a 2.8/10 and 10.5 million viewers. “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” at 10 put up a 1.1/4 and 4.5 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.2/4 and first in viewers with 10.7 million. “NCIS” at 8 posted a 1.3/5 and 12.4 million viewers. At 9, “Bull” landed a 1.2/4 and 10.3 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 received a 1.1/4 and 9.3 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 3.8 million. “The Middle” at 8 had a 1.3/5 and 5.4 million viewers. At 8:30, “Fresh Off the Boat” got a 1.1/4 and 3.9 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9 received a 1.2/4 and 4.2 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Mayor” managed a 0.8/3 and 3 million viewers. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” at 10 closed primetime to a 0.8/3 and 3.2 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 2.9 million. “Lethal Weapon” at 8 had a 0.9/3 and 3.7 million viewers. At 9, “The Mick” got a 0.8/3 and 2.4 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 9:30 settled for a 0.6/2 and 1.8 million viewers.

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 2.1 million. “The Flash” at 8 received a 0.9/3 and 2.5 million viewers. At 9, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” logged a 0.5/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.